Momma always said, "Every thing in it's place...and a place for everything." Perhaps it was her upbringing for her way of thinking or just her need to have things tidy and orderly in her home. As a kid I didn't understand it but now I do. Things were different in her days of growing up. There were objects that were made to be need specific and were sooo cute, too!
There is something so special about vintage utilitarian items. Sweet nostalgic pieces that must have been crafted by someone who wore a huge smile on their face as their paintbrush carefully glided over the object that they delicately held in their hand.
I am in love with the Union Jack pieces. Claire, at Vintage Home, sews the prettiest Union Jack pillows (and they are for sale on her website). I was doing the "happy dance" when I found the Union Jack pincushion above at at flea market.
Below is a sweet little piece that is a made in Japan toothpick holder. Oftentimes they will be listed on eBay as a vase, but they are really for putting your toothpicks in. I think it would be perfect as a vase or even to hold Q-Tips.
The little Scottie dog is another toothpick holder. Next to him is a little salt shaker that could also be used to hold old hat pins.
Above, and below, are more vintage toothpick holders. The one on the right was a gift from Miss Jean for babysitting her sweet little Maggie dear last summer.
Ok...he is just tooooo cute!
This precious little girl belonged to my friend, Shirley. It once belonged to her sweet mother, who loved to collect antiques. I just had to have her! Of course, I fell in love with her charming little pincushion basket.
They just don't make things like they used to...........would you agree with me?
Our family is sending a sincere thank you for all of you who either emailed us or left a comment in behalf of Jordan's Memorial Day post. Sending love and gratitude to you as you really touch our hearts with your words and prayers. Thank you so very much! You all are very special and we appreciate the time that you take to share your thoughts, stories and love.